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Sep 9, 2008 06:30 PM

Anisette - must-try items?

Finally checking out Anisette this week. Any recommendations on must-try's?

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  1. The foie gras is spectacular.

    1. The sweetbread appetizer is fabulous. For desserts I recommend the Foret Noire cake and the Lavender ("vacherin") ice cream. I had good moules-frites.
      Love their breakfast basket of pastries, and their espresso is very, very good.

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      1. re: bad nono

        Agree the lavender ice cream is a must. I also like the fish soup and onion soup.

        1. re: bad nono

          I also agree with bad nono about their desserts. Also, their burgers are great.

          1. re: brandygirl

            The desserts were really good when the restaurant first opened. However we went for dessert a few days ago and found the same items to be cloyingly sweet. I don't know if there's a recent change in personnel in the kitchen or what, but I'm hoping it's not permanent.

        2. The onion soup and the daube.

          1. Probably the best bargain in haut cuisine is Anisette's "Menu du Market" - and it usually changes every day. $19.50 for two course. A little more for dessert.

            It's what I usually get. New Trial (is he an appeals lawyer?) is right - the daube and onion soup stand out. I do like the roast chicken too. My mouth is watering. I'll have to go tomorrow.

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            1. re: foodiemahoodie

              I prefer to think of myself as a lawyer with appeal. The user name was chosen as a triple-play on words, referring to food, law and the fact that I was joining a group like this for the first time. By the way, one of the things I like about having the roast chicken at Anisette is that the little pots of mustard are already set on the table, the better to enhance the already flavorful bird.

            2. Love love love the steak frites. Just like France. Also the roast chicken with their mustard, yum.